Well, Stanley, you nut-less mutt. It looks like its me and you for
Christmas. Banished to the family room while in the kitchen, your Mommie
Dearest and the evil in-laws carve up the turkey and whatever else gets in the
way. You think that Snap Snap of turkey neck bones as I was walking in
was just coincidence? They think I don’t know that’s me they’re carving in
there? By their crooked smiles and that blissful satisfaction twisting in their
eyes, must be a lot of joy in it for ‘em.
Ah Jeez, Stan, put your leg back down will
ya? Face it buddy, they’re gone. Lookin’ and lickin’ every twenty minutes ain’t
gonna bring ‘em back. I guess I should have warned you at the vet that that was
gonna happen. I just want you to know it wasn’t my idea. It’s always the first
thing they do when they know they got you. I wouldn’t have cared if you were
bangin’ old lady Klemments down the street. Probably would have done the old
prune some good.
get that sweater off you. I know she
says it looks cute, but what it makes you look like is one of them California
fairy dogs. We men have got to try to keep our dignity ain’t that right? What
the fock, let’s just see what’s on the old Holiday telly shall we?
Here we go. Channel eighty-four. The Andy Williams Christmas Special
re-re-re-run. Really? My parents made me watch shows like this when I was a kid
forty-five years ago. I can’t believe they’re still around. Some programmer
sure has a mighty skimpy budget or a wicked sense of humor.
Talk about bring out your dead. The Andy Williams fer Christ’s Sake
Snooze-O-Rama more like it.
Look at this guy, Stan. He’s so
white-bread boring, you think he ever cut a fart or picked his nose? And that awful
sweater vest. Jeez God! He must have invented the damn things. I bet he had a
whole dresser full of ‘em, with socks to match. Stan, I know it’s impossible
but if you ever see me wearing a sweater vest you have my permission to take me
out back and shoot me. Or chew my head off or somethin’.
Okay Andy, I’m game, who ya got for guest stars? Charo?! Now here’s a
broad who enters every room tits first. I can just see her “Cuchi-Cuchi-ing”
back-stage with the sound boys, wigglin’ like she got an incontinence problem
and not enough time to get to the can. Look at her, shedding sequins from the
same red jumpsuit she’s worn to the other fifty thousand Andy Williams fer
Christ’s Sake Christmas Specials. Old Cugat knew what people wanted. Some
un-understandable bimbo with hair extensions who could jiggle her ass and
chatter like a brainless monkey. They say she’s intelligent as hell though.
Then she should cover up and get serious. Sing an aria from Evita or something.
Look at her Stan, even back then she was too old for “Cuchi-Cuchi”. I’m
not getting’ it up and I’ve been cut off for three months now ever since I said
that Nancy Pelosi could be hot with the right negligee, the right light, and
Who else is on this thing? Charles Friggin’ Nelson-Reilly? Buddy Hackett
dressed as Santa, bourbon stains down his beard? The June Taylor Syncopated
Wheelchair Dancers? The Octogenarian Acrobats swapping dentures in
mid-air? That’d be a stellar line-up!
The casting director for this mess could have been the Grim Reaper.
Stan, we’re exiled in here watching this pathetic bullshit from a
million years ago, while they’re in there kicking the carcass around like Pele,
who I’m sure will show up next with Andy singing Feliz Navidad with the
Brazilian Boys Street Urchin Choir. Nice touch! Tug at the old American heart
strings a little.
I’m sure everyone in the control booth was drunk by now on rum eggnog
and cheap network whiskey, throwing tinsel around and getting naked, while poor
old Andy crooned away on stage serious as a saint. These shows always make me
want to take out the Uzi and write Merry Christmas on the garage wall with a
spray of nine-millimeter bullets.
Ah shit! What’s the use old boy? I need a beer! Nothin’ says Merry
Christmas like a cold Pabst Blue Ribbon. Unless it’s a dozen more, cold Pabst
Dinner’s ready! Come and get it! Jesus! Will you listen to her
bleating? Like marching orders from
General Patton’s grandma or somethin’. You think that just once, at least on
Christmas, for Christ’s sake, she could say it nice, ya know.
Well, old boy, I better go. Straight to the knives. Sorry about that
nut-less crack earlier. I know just how you feel.